Ozan Kabak didn’t exactly sign for Liverpool at the easiest time.
The side had been in a terrible rut in the Premier League and desperately needed someone, anyone, to fill in at centre back. Kabak arrived and has done a decent job of settling in, now looking like part of the furniture.
After the win against Arsenal yesterday, he was clearly pleased.
“It was so important for us, this feeling”, he explained to the official Liverpool site. “As you know, we have lost points so we had an extra motivation. We played very well and we dominated the game.
“I think in the first half we gave it everything in the tackles, in the challenges, in the midfield, and second half we found the goals. Three-nil is a really, really good score and we are so happy we kept the clean sheet also.
“Arsenal is a big team also and when you win at a team like Arsenal you build bigger confidence for the whole of the team. It’s two points difference from the top four so I hope we can win all of our games and finish in the Champions League spot.”
Speaking of his emerging partnership with Nat Phillips, Kabak explained that “with Nat, we know each other every day better and better.
“Now it’s three clean sheets in a row and I hope we will keep it up in the [Real] Madrid games too. It’s so important for us, the Champions League, and we are just so happy.”
“I can’t describe my feelings because everything [has happened] so quickly [since he joined Liverpool].
“I’m so happy that I’m playing for this huge club, it’s an honour for me. Every game, every second I’ve been here, I try to do my best and try to help the team. I am so happy that I am here.”
Keep it up, Nat. Now it’s onto the tiny task of, oh, Real Madrid in a Champions League quarter-final?